Finding the perfect bridesmaid dress for all members of your bridal party can oftentimes be just as tricky and stressful as finding the perfect wedding dress. One womans idea of “chic” could be another’s idea of bridesmaid dress hell, and while you might have always dreamed about having a bright yellow bridal party, your fair skinned bridesmaids will probably disagree. So how do you decide how to choose the perfect bridesmaid dresses?
We have put together 3 of the most common mistakes that brides made when picking their bridesmaid dresses for their bridal party.
Not asking the right questions
When asked to be a bridesmaid, most members of your bridal party will have some idea of what they are signing up to if they say yes. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be asking them questions, and that right questions at that.
At Wild Violet we have discovered that when shopping for bridesmaid dresses, most brides will ask what style of dress their bridal party would like to have. While this can seem like the obvious question, it actually makes the process more difficult since one bridesmaid would love an off the shoulder silk gown while another would love that knee length playful dress. The right question to ask is “What type of dress won’t you wear?”. It is considerably easier to close down on a list of bridesmaid dress “won’ts” rather than a list of their “must haves”.
Providing too many options
If you want to avoid sifting through endless pictures of bridesmaid dresses and forgo the hundreds of text messages from your bridal party asking “what about this one?”, then it is far better to narrow down the bridesmaid dress options rather than letting your bridal party pick whatever dress they want. If you want a level of cohesion between your bridesmaid dresses, try picking a colour or colour family to work with and let your bridesmaids choose from those parameters.
Jump up and get down
While your bridesmaid dresses may look amazing when you are posing for the all important wedding pictures, your dress may betray you seconds into House of Pain’s “Jump Around” on the dance floor. To ensure that your bridal party are completely comfortable and unrestricted throughout the entirety of your special day, try on those bridesmaid dresses and “jump up, jump up and get down”!
At Wild Violet we have an extensive range of bridesmaid dresses and we’re building a collection of wedding dresses which are all individually curated and available on display at our retail store in Applecross, Perth. Click here to contact Wild Violet for more information regarding our locally-made Perth bridesmaid dresses.